TO PETER GREENHILL-You hit it right on the mark, because that piece of music from DESPLAT you put on sounds like perfect GODZILLA suspense music.Now some faster action cues, some melodic themes perhaps and there you go, bingo, in memory of AKIRA
TO DAVID COSCINA- It may very well be true and it would be nice if it is that the reason they hired DESPLAT is because they are looking to make something closer to the very first one instead of another lighthearted action fantasy film. We shall see.
I love Godzilla movies but you really have to judge them by the standards of Godzilla movies. Show any thinking adult who's never seen a Godzilla movie Destroy All Monsters and they're going to think you're insane or perhaps mentally challenged. You need to grow up on these things to really appreciate them. I kind of smile when people get all worked up and furious about how the Emmerich Godzilla movie botched Godzilla's "character." Do they mean the Godzilla who would have a foul-mouthed argument with Rodan, or dance a jig after defeating Ghidorah? I absolutely hate the Emmerich movie, but more because of the story and the unbearable acting than their interpretation of Godzilla. I know, I know, it's heresy that Godzilla ran away from missiles and stuff...that sort of thing doesn't bother me. That said, there are a few Godzilla movies apart from the original that I think could make the concept impressive for the uninitiated, like Godzilla GMK, the opening sequences of 2002's Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and two NON-Godzilla movies from the 90s, Gamera Advent of Legion and Gamera 3: Awakening of Iris. I also agree with John about the Daimajin movies; they are wonderful. And Ifukube's scores are part of the ground zero of movie music for me so I'm definitely interested in what any composer will contribute to this kind of movie.
The thread was about the new GODZILLA film and Desplat's association with it. There was no "only salutations are allowed!" comment in the first post, so I assumed all kinds of reactions were allowed. If that was not the case, I apologize.
Of course, you can say what you wish about Desplat as a choice for scoring Godzilla. Just keep it on topic!
"People hating on Desplat's Potter are still bitter that Williams didn't do it. Otherwise, they would have being able to appreciate the variety of sounds, styles, themes, and approaches that Desplat brought to the franchise" ----------------------------- Not true at all! I loved Doyle's take on the Potter-verse and really welcomed the fact Desplat had been hired for the final films. After the average, slightly underwhelming Hooper scores, I thought Desplat would return to the fun and vitality I first heard in his earlier scores. Upon reflection, I think I prefer the Hooper scores over the Desplat ones.
Desplat scheduled to score Godzilla 2014. This is good news I was unaware of. I was late becoming an Alexandre Desplat fan. It was my loss. Desplat's Harry Potter film scores are very good, albeit a little different than what came before. The films are darker than past ones, and that is the road Desplat took. Did I hear there is a remake to Zulu and Desplat is going to provide music to that movie as well ? I want to say I did hear that somewhere. I hope so. Listening to the first Largo Winch film score Desplat would be great for Bond. Modern yet still classic. Just my two cents, but hey opinions are like a@@holes. We all have them.